to buy it. we want to live in the same building as our children and grandchildren, but of course, we envision a separate life for ourselves. the life we have enjoyed as a couple for decades. we bought a house that needed extensive renovation, but the price was one we could afford, unlike all the other properties we saw that matched our needs. we would like to have a door separating our floor from the floors occupied by our family, like most people, we value our privacy. the reasons why we want a stove are obvious. we like to cook for ourselves and invite friends over for dinner, too. in his letter, the d.r. requester expresses concern about being able to find parking once we are moved in. we would like the d.r. requester to know we have always used public transportation and will continue to do so. we are here for the long haul. we ask the planning commission to consider our situation and do what it can to resolve it swiftly.